Macabre...ish Horror Review: The Curse
The Curse aka The Farm, 1987/ 90 min.
A meteorite lands in Tellico Plains, Tennessee, it oozes into the ground water, making it cloudy and nasty, causing crops to grow large but rotten inside. Infecting livestock and causing them to become violent.
When people start finding out they keep it quiet for fear of property values plummeting and a new reservoir being scrapped. A girl is attacked by infected chickens, a guy is almost killed by a horse, a woman is mauled by dogs. Boils are growing on people’s faces, disfiguring them. And with the boils come insanity and violence.
One devout Christian man believes it’s all his wife’s fault, God’s punishment, because of her infidelity. So he locks her in the house and as she worsens, the cellar.
After a while, most people and animals in town are infected, insane and killing each other.
This movie is a Fulci, so when there’s spew or splatter, it’s over the top. A cut tomato almost drowned a woman in liquid rot.
Be aware, there is bullying and child abuse in this movie.
This movie isn’t scary so much as it is gross. Puss, goo, rivers of slime, vermin exploding out of decay, oozing boils and sludge. Not many scares, mostly ick. Although toward the end as people become increasingly monstrous, it gets kind of creepy.
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